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Innocent Trip To Mexico Results In Jail-time And Stolen Passport (Twitter Thread)

Andrew Kimmel, a man who decided to use some miles to maintain a certain status with American Airlines, booked a $400 flight to Mexico and had quite the unforgettable experience. 

When you fly so often, you often rack up some travel perks in the form of mileage and more. Kimmel is an avid flyer, flying up to three times a week when working in news and twice a week working as a reality producer. Both jobs required Kimmel to travel all over the United States. And whenever he had time off, he would plan trips out of the country.

Last year, Kimmel had obtained the status of 'Executive Platinum' with American Airlines. Such a status gave him three free checked bags, top of the list for complimentary upgrades on all domestic flights, free same-day flight changes and four free system-wide upgrades. Meaning, if you were flying economy to Asia, you would be able to use one system-wide upgrade that would bump you to business. So what would essentially start as an $800 economy ticket could end up being a $5,000 business class seat. 

Recently, American Airlines changed what it takes to hold the 'Executive Platinum' status. To achieve the 'Executive Platinum' status you once had to spend $12K a year on flights (pre-tax), now you must spend $15K a year to maintain the status. 

In a Twitter thread, Kimmel shared his insane and unbelievable story when traveling to Mexico:  

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Introduction To Japan: Where Life Is Strange And Organized

And strangely organized...

Welcome to Japan! A wonderful and magical land to visit. A land filled with an orderly fashioned way of things, delicious noodles, the most polite people, and where adorable-ness is worshiped. 

Things of traveling to Japan? Well, here are 25 things that might help persuade you! A mini-introduction to Japan, if you will. 

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10 Seemingly Ordinary Things That Would Get You Arrested In A Foreign Country

Some of these laws seem a tad bit absurd and extreme! Make sure that when you're traveling someplace new, to brush up on the do and dont's, as well as, the laws of the country. 

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15 Safety Tips And Tricks Anyone Traveling Abroad Should Read

These 15 tips and tricks will help you feel more secure when traveling! Traveling is one of the best experiences in the world, but it's important to take precautions when you're abroad. Doing so will ensure that you'll not only have an amazing time but a safe time, as well. Safe travels!

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